Yesterday, I camped at Kinokuniya along with some friends, waiting for this volume of Megami Magazine. Waited from 5:45pm - 7:45pm before we saw the magazines on the moving tray, ready to be shelved. And I only paid abt $15, thanks to a discount card and christamas additional discount. ^_^
This pencilboard art is by Ito Noizi. She's a well known artist, illustrating many light novel works such as Shakugan no Shana and Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu.
Comparison of the Cover vs the Pencil board. Somehow, I prefer the Cover. The red background doesnt seem to mar any of Shana's beauty and in fact made her stand out more. Or maybe I'm just overwhelmed by the moe.
This is the flip side of the Pencil board.
The first large scan of the book and they gave us a scene of Shana, Yoshida Kasumi and Konoe (aka Hecate clone) bathing. Interesting face made by Shana...
CLANNAD! Nagisa, Kyou and Tomoyo.
Da Capo II's Nanaka. She's supposingly the school's idol, but the stupid male lead seems to think otherwise.
Gakou Mizuki shot of some of the characters in Kimi Kiss Pure Rogue
KyoAni doing a parody of its own works. This was based on the Bunny Girls of Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu. Of course, Konata being Haruhi, she had to sit in Haruhi's spot. What's more interesting is, why is Kagamin depicted as Ryouko here...
Danger Alert! Remember a certain demotivational poster where it said: "You can cite mutual consent, but you are still going to jail".
Minaki-ke. With all the hype about Haruka nee-san I am tempted...
Ef~A Tale of Memories' Miyamura Miyako.
A glimpse of all of this month's posters. Most of them are quite well drawn, with a few exceptions such as the poster of moetan. =_= I can never understand the hype behind it.
Bamboo Blade's Tama-chan. She's small, cute, strong, has a strong sense of justice and loves anime.
And this is Dark Miya-miya. Only Dan-kun (which coincidently her 彼氏) can control her.
A bathing Shana is fine.
After so many episodes of harem management lessons, we are finally going to get some real action from the series. The magazine has stated the return of Phelles and I hope the plot + action will go up from before.
Rena Dakimakura! Omochikaeri! T_T
I'll give my own opinions about each series harems in this section, since Megami has conveniently put thumbnails of the harems.
Da Capo II
1. Minatsu should die.
2. Koko was right to dump him. But should have gone the Nice Boat way.
3. Nanaka should have back stabbed
4. Yume and Otone should have imprisoned him in the house.
This series has the girls overlap less compared to other harems. Looks promising so far, with a plot interesting enough to follow compared to some other flops of the season...
Hoshino Yuumi - My preferred choice for ending with Kouichi. Though I can see it wouldnt happen.
Problem with Yuumi and Kouichi is both are too shy. So I cant see the "good end"...
Ef~ A Tale of memories. Actually, out of the 5, I've never seen Mizuki before... Yuko is not a real character, and it actually played out in 2 parts - Miyako and Kei fighting for Hirono, and Chihiro and Renji. Chihiro has an illness that makes her memory no longer than 13 hours. Renji seems to like Chihiro still...
Bod wise, I prefer Kei to Miyako. Miyako's too big...
And the very dissapointing Hayate no Gotoku. Despite a strong storyline in the Light Novel, the anime chose to squander them all and instead earn the most from merchandise and CD sales...
Only scenes such as Maria can salvage the show from being at the rock bottom...
And occasionally the staff decided to throw in some real storyline for viewers. It's as if they treat us as trash.
Wow. Someone actually put the Bikina Nanoha and Feito on the car as vinyls. O_O
And Megami being the offical Nanoha Mascot, of course there will be Nanoha artworks in them ^_^. Although people are tired of the endless barrage of Nanoha related works, I dont mind them at all. In fact they are part of the reason that I got to buying Megami monthly in the first place.
Of all the sketches I like the Tea one best.
Before the sketches became art, the characters looked like this.
Syuuri, Aoi and Hoshino Asami from Myself; Yourself. I'm surprised that Hoshino-san managed to keep herself safe from the "winds".
Ichijo Eika is 美人... o_O
And to end off, Higurahi no Naku koro ni is going to have a movie. If they act out the gore in real life, I think it will be too gory for me though. Anyways, I'll wait for it's release.